Morphine may shrink your brain in as little as one month. That could explain why at least some voters choose as they do. But, Americans are apparently abandoning their two political parties and that suggest that they are wising up. Or if no wiser, at least unsettled by the status quo. Unaffiliated “independents” are now over 40% of voters per the latest poll.
Perhaps the longstanding illusion that the two parties differ significantly has finally faded in the present reality of decline presented as progress. President Lincoln said that “You can fool all of the people some of the time.” A lot of time has passed but our reality does not meet specified promises. Maybe notice is finally being taken. Or not.
Mr. Trump presents himself as an outsider, but his career is based upon political contacts and influence buying. He has been a friend of the Clintons. Both political parties act wary of him. He is thereby accumulating public support. Can he, or any of his competitors, be trusted? Of course not. The best that we may do is based upon the Arab advice: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” That is further limited in that enmity may be feigned.
What to do? First, lay off the morphine, we need all the brain we can muster. Second, heed the advice offered Alaskan cheechakoes (newbies): “Believe nothing that you hear, and only half of what you see.”
Mr. Trump[ raises such ire not least because he actually opposes some shared desires of both parties. (Or at least, says that he opposes them.) Immigration: Trump alone speaks of deportation. We note that those who oppose that, are silent on how we should finance the masses of unhealthy and unqualified aliens being foisted upon us.
We note again that not even Mr. Trump has addressed our finances. Complained of them, yes but not spoken of his solution. That should be forced upon him and the others as well. It will not come easily to any as the required cuts will deprive many; it is only a question of who wins, who loses. No politician will specify that before an election but at gunpoint. But it is the most critical question, from a citizens’s standpoint.
Hillary is sinking in polls and the media are less supportive. If the FBI is an indicator (and no doubt that it is) the Obamafolk are not her allies. Harking back to an earlier piece, we are still not betting upon her nomination. We only wonder who (not Sanders) it may be.
Retired Congressional Representative Ron Paul (Senator Rand Paul’s father) said that Mr. Trump is no outsider, but the “ultimate insider.” We respect Ron Paul.
Perhaps the only solution to all this is more morphine …